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Two people from Pune lost Rs 9.71 Lakh to an online gift card fraud

Two people from Pune lost Rs 9.71 Lakh to an online gift card fraud

Posted On : Monday, December 2, 2019, 5:32 PM
Two victims from Pune lost Rs 9.7 Lakhs to online fraudsters who posed as employees of an online portal. A Fraudster called one of the victims and told her that she has won a Maruti Alto car in a lucky draw held by their online shopping portal. In order to get the car delivered, she was asked to pay Rs 2,53,905 towards Services Tax (GST), no-objection certificate (NOC), car insurance and income tax. She transferred the amount to multiple accounts within a span of 15 days. Another victim received a call from a fraudster who told him that he had won a gift from an online money transfer portal. The caller told the victim that he could either choose Rs 12,60,000 in cash or a Hyundai Creta car. In order to receive the cash gift, the victim was asked to transfer Rs 7,17,350.
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